Thank you to Depend for sponsoring today’s post about the #dropyourpants for #underwareness movement.
I know that I’ve talked on the blog before about bladder leakage, and I must tell you, that it’s not something that you want to go through at the age of 34. After having the twins, I was diagnosed with a prolapsed bladder, and it’s not something that I would wish on my worst enemy. Bladder leakage at an age that isn’t considered middle-aged isn’t something that you want to discuss with anyone, and the conversation was very difficult to have with Mr. Houseful. As a matter of fact, when I attended my doctor’s appointment, I promptly started hyperventilating and almost passed out on the examination table. Yeah, I’m a little bit dramatic. The doctor that examined me asked me if I was wearing protection to help keep me from having accidents in public (yes, I now felt that I had to wear the adult versions of diapers in order to stay discreet everyday) and I answered in the affirmative. Because that’s what you do when you make an appointment with a urogynecologist and have no other way to turn. At that time I was depending on the Depend brand (see what I did there) and that’s how we knew that I had more than just a simple bladder leakage issue.
While I do have to go through treatment, it’s nice to know that I have options like the Depend line made specifically for women, AND for women that are under the “normal” (if that even applies anymore) age of bladder leakage. I won’t have to worry about being in any embarrassing situations while attending physical therapy – FOR MY BLADDER GUYS – and it feels just like wearing a regular old pantyliner – with the full coverage of underwear. Except it’s not. These are specifically made for incontinence and not the monthly shenanigans of women. They also make some specifically for men that also provide great coverage right where they need it. As a matter of fact the underpants for women come in Silhouette style and the Fit-Flex options. The male options include Real Fit briefs for men, and also Fit-Flex.
I guess I should be embarrassed enough to not share this type of information with the worldwide web, and given the fact that anyone can google me, they can find out my secret. However, if anyone else is going through this, I’d like them to know that it’s not an age thing, or just a female thing. It affects over 65 million people, and they are much younger than we expect. It’s definitely something that I think more women and men should know about. Given that I’ve birthed four children, and twins with my last pregnancy, I feel it was only a matter of time before something bottomed out.
Depend is asking that you all band together to drop your pants for underwareness, and talk about bladder leakage. You can claim your free samples today by visiting the Depend landing page and clicking on the “Get a Sample” button located at the top right-hand side of the screen. Then, select which sample you would like to receive and wait for them to arrive.